Google outs Chromecast Ultra with 4K streaming, HDR video and Ethernet port


Just as rumored, Google took to the stage today and announced its most expensive Chromecast dongle so far, the Ultra, which will bring 4K. HDR and Dolby Vision support to your dumb TV for $69. It is still round and tiny, has an Ethernet port, and Google claims that it's 1.8x faster than before. 

Well, those 4K resolutions need some pushing done, so we'd be surprised if it wasn't more powerful than the last Chromecast dongle. As for the 4K content out there, it supports Netflix, Vudu, YouTube, and Google Play Movies will be rolling out a 4K section next month. Google will start the Chromecast Ultra sales next month, for $69 a piece. Any takers?


source: Google


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5 Comments

2. UglyFrank

Posts: 2193; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

How does it compare to the MiBox?

7. TheOracle1

Posts: 2225; Member since: May 04, 2015

My question too. Why would anyone buy this when the Mibox does the same and much more for the same price?

3. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Still using my 1st & 2nd gen. Chromecast. No need for new model, yet.

4. Landon

Posts: 1245; Member since: May 07, 2015

This paired with the Google Home will be awesome. I guess I'll just have to sell my Amazon Echo!

6. Dresko

Posts: 6; Member since: Jul 08, 2016

Chromecast dongle so far, the Ultra, which will bring 4K. HDR and Dolby Vision support to your dumb TV for $69 That part is incorrect and might confuse buyers

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